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Dec 9, 2012 12:00pm EST
the evolution of language and technology and invention and art and science come which no other primate has done. very simple example of primates creating tools for using language, but it was indefinitely expandable hierarchical fashion. >> host: so you're thinking of the main functions of the neo cortex has been this high-level functions such as decision-making, inhibiting and proper actions. i mean, the neo cortex is a huge number of things. >> guest: it does lots of things that high on both levels and uses the same algorithm. i've recognized the ages of objects for crossfires ofa and obvious functions that he got at the high-level, how to recognize and say she's pretty but that was funny. it exists at the highest level of the conceptual hierarchy. one powerful piece of evidence that came out was what happens to be one, a region of the neo cortex of the optic nerve stillson, generally the process is a very primitive pattern and images, like the ages of objects. so this low-level, simple patterns. what happens to it and it congenitally blind person? it actually gets taken over by the f
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Dec 9, 2012 7:45am EST
fight. at sea, there are a number of similarly important technological changes. obviously there was steam. steam have been around for generation or more. the application of universal use of steam and warships both on the blockade and those attempting to run the blockades, rifled guns just as rifled muskets. rifled artillery extended the range and accuracy of the ship can it. thereby elevating the impact of warships over guns ashore. going into the civil war the general notion was 10 guns ashore will defeat 10 guns upload every time. mainly because they don't sink. but with the new rifle, ordnance and explosive shells changes the balance of the. and, of course, the one that everybody recalls is armor. ship armor. we talked last time i think about that. the famous battle. and even the emergence of the suffering. so technologically there's all this going on. but also, and you mentioned manpower, the size of the navy dramatically -- were used to -- 16,000, at sea, they community began with 42 ships. the confederacy began for practical persons -- purposes with known to both are dramatica
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Dec 7, 2012 5:00pm EST
missile technology to be able to use it in ways of their choosing down the road. and this, as i said earlier, would be very destabilizing, i think, to not only the region, but to the international security environment. who's helping them in my assessment of their ability to be able to launch this missile? i think that they have progressively gained better technology over time, and they have progressively gained that through a number of methods over a number of years and decades. to the degree that they will be more successful than they were last time in such a short period of time and how that -- what they've done to correct it, i can't tell you how they assess that. we'll just have to -- should they choose to go ahead with it, we'll just have to see how it goes. >> -- moving into the region to monitor this? >> well, i won't go into the specifics of how we or our allies position ourselves to insure that we understand what's happening, but we do watch this very carefully, watch it very closely. of course, in my role as the pa-com commander, my number one priority is to insure that we
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Dec 12, 2012 5:00pm EST
. he's a pioneer in the use of technology and medicine and helped bring telemedicine to rural health care facilities as chairman of the rural health care corporation. he was appointed by president clinton to the board of the national science foundation. and as a young man, he took a break from his studies at columbia where he roomed with art garfunkel to work in the nixon white house. all of this makes a substantive, meaningful contribution to our country. but there is one thing i have not yet mentioned. at the young age of 19, sandy went blind. he lost his sight, and with that all likely hope of a successful completion of his college career or a successful career in life. he was told by the social workers who met with him after glaucoma stole his sight from him that his future would likely consist of assembling screwdriver kits in a sheltered workshop in his hometown in upstate new york. but it's because of the kindness and the intervention of his roommates, art garfunkel and others who volunteered who dedicated countless hours to reading to him, to allowing him to finish his class
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Dec 6, 2012 6:00am EST
acquire dual use technology and technology with military application, to plant banking operation, very important for our efforts, such as a bank that is underused treasury sanctions, and the british treasury, is operating out of iran. the iranian drug trade is an especially pernicious activity that is targeting south caucasus. while iran is becoming increasingly a transit country -- iran is running its own front operations such as production, supervised by pharmacists and professional chemists, and trying to run this with the boats into azerbaijan, et cetera. i would like the rest of my presentation to be included in the record and just focus on our policy recommendations. the u.s. needs to expand antiterrorism and drug trafficking cooperation between the u.s. and the three south caucasus states, neutralizing iranian subversive activities, focused intelligence community efforts on electing and neutralizing i were aiming -- activities and financial technology transfer sectors in the region, cooperative with the western and other allies. uphold the interests of small south caucasus count
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Dec 7, 2012 8:00pm EST
industry, technology play such an important role in enabling us to have been. investing today in data analytics capabilities that identify care and support positions of patience and relevant information. one example [inaudible] -- to identify individuals before it occurs. in a month, identifies more than 407 numbers and produces over 800,000 workers. conversion rates for these interactions been a member got the message in the gap in care was closed. leading to higher quality at lower cost. our vision includes technology that enables practice management , practices that use different electronic health records to exchange information and talk to each other. this allows physicians to share patient information in real-time to further reduce the gap care. we also support health plan members with an array of service and programs designed for making health and addressing chronic position. for members to assessment -- [inaudible] dc-10 to the humana vitality, personalized portal that rewards the number for following a customized exercise and diet and lifestyle plan. essentially we are borrowi
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Dec 8, 2012 7:00pm EST
from the technology world. we got the database together back in the early 80s and we were one of the first to go on the -- and we wrap their mind around that project and we were able to make the store more profitable. but over the years, most recently in order to diversify, we started our own digital book on demand business called the toy bookmakers, where we make books, literally physically make books. we take the manuscript. we formatted into a book. we print the pages. we did that include. we trim it up, slap a cover on it and we make beautiful books. for our local authors that want to self-publish and also for some of the you know, some of the professors for textbooks, for people that want to do a famous cookbook. we stay right at the cutting-edge of print technology and the other avenue we have gone down to to stay on top of things as we started our own publishing company called fast success. the inspiration for it was of course if we found a manuscript that we loved, we knew that we could sell it, so we just had to find the right author, the right manuscript and so we are onto
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Dec 9, 2012 5:15pm EST
machine technologies that transform petroleum industry in the past five years, the horizontal tracking and other developments that have made it possible with a much smaller surface reached much larger tropes of fuel than in the past. the green energy sources that consumed the most valuable part of the global environment, which is the surface of the earth, air above all soils on the surface of the earth. you know, you have cells in windmills and biofuels and all of these systems waste what is important, which is the surface it ears, while ignoring the almost infinite tropes of energy below the surface of the earth that can be reached with a very small footprint of usable land. >> what is all true wisdom and how does that fit into the capitalist system? >> all true wisdom is an orientation towards the needs of others. i believe capitalism is intrinsically altruistic. that is to say that capitalism is based on making investment without any assurance that others will respond to god. capitalist investments only work if they respond imaginatively to the needs of others. that is why
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Dec 5, 2012 5:00pm EST
be incredible, future fighter planes that will be incredible. we've got great technologies, but none of that, none of that is worth a damn without the men and women in uniforms who were led to the dead lights on. that is the real strength. that is the heart and soul of what makes us the strongest country in the world. we owe them as a result of that the finest medical care that this nation can provide. and that's why i'm so grateful that we have the greatest medical health care system in the world right here. the strength of our system wise if you and people like you, thousands of dedicated professionals who are committed to caring for her sick and four injured, lies with each of you. this, as i've said before is a place where miracles happen and you are the miracle workers. today i went to thank you along with the entire military medical community for the exceptional care and the exceptional support that you provide for our servicemembers, the men and women in uniform. for their families and for military retirees, who give them them -- you give them a second chance at life. thi
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Dec 12, 2012 7:30am EST
technology of the strategic defense initiative. gorbachev said you won't even share with us milking machine technology. those of us who were no takers stopped taking notes. we had never seen an exchange like that. these two men arrived in minivan and reykjavik with the dialogue in place, a style with talking with each other, respect for each other which is palpable and a belief that each could probably deliver on what they were talking about. very important. everyone knows the talks broke down. what was there was the agreement that there would be 100 long-range on each side, europe would be free of such missiles and 100 would be placed in soviet asia and for the united states, hundred missiles would be placed in alaska. hard to say. it will be 100, and gorbachev set off at that point on the circuit to try to use sdi as the obstacle to progress and somehow get us to except the difference. meanwhile at reykjavik on the telephone, get to basic countries before the press called each of the basic countries and their leadership or whoever was available on sunday night and europe to inform
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Dec 5, 2012 11:00pm EST
having businesses get back into the game. we are going to support businesses and technologies where britain has a clear technology advantage. we will extend our global lead in aerospace and support the supply chain for advanced infection. we've also support british companies to new emerging markets in asia and africa and the americas. and increasing the funding for the uk by over 25% a year. so they can help more firms build the capacity of overseas british chambers and maintain our country's position as the number one destination in europe for foreign investment. we are launching a new 1.5 billion pounds export finance facility to support the purchase of british export. [cheers] third, we are addressing the credit problems of companies we are providing it with 1 billion pounds of extra capital which will leave her either planning to help small firms and bring together existing ones. fourth, we are going to cut business taxes go further. let me tell you how. the temporary doubling of the small business rate relief scheme helps the small firms were 350,000 firms paying pay no right a
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Dec 12, 2012 7:00am EST
-- [inaudible] any inappropriate technology which puts you in the middle ages. does the prime minister agreed if not, why not? >> we are making serious investments in renewable energy. we've set out a regime of subsidy that stretches right out to 2017 and beyond. and that's why the renewable energy capacity of this country has doubled over the last two years under this government. >> will my right honorable friend agree with me and that not only has discovered how to do with the catastrophic budget deficit which will we inherited from the former prime minister, but also as the figures revealed today, a tidal wave of immigration deliberately fostered by the labour government and the concentrate on putting these two on the most important facing this government for the delivery of sigir of the people of this country? >> i think my right honorable friend makes an important point which is that immigration was out of control under the last government. net migration ran over 200,000 a year. that is 2 million across a decade. under the control we put in place, net integration has fallen by a quarter in
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Dec 5, 2012 8:00pm EST
deciding they want to empower themselves with new skills. the great news is that technology advances are going to not only lower the time and cost of getting that kind of skill acquisition, but will make it, you know, much more accessible, and with we have to ensure our student aid programs are not in the way of it. right now, we have a student aid program, the pelle grants or the loan programs, they are credit institutions. they don't accredit courses. that, obviously, is weighed towards your traditional, four-year, land grant universities. nothing wrong with that. i went to the university of florida, a school that's going to crush the sugar bowl, but anyway -- [laughter] that doesn't get me points with mitch mcconnell, but what about folks who can't? they want online course here, a credit from this school here. credit courses so we're not discriminating against allowing people 20 -- to acquire setting. reform pell pell grants and loan programs. that's a bipartisan thing. the second thing i would do is have students have more information. that's why i sponsored the right no know bef
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Dec 13, 2012 9:00am EST
which was proposed by the president's council of advisors of science and technology. in their recent report on federal spectrum use. >> thank you. i guess my last question to the chairman, commissioner pai suggested june 30, 2013 as a deadline for the auction to is that a reasonable or an achievable date? >> i think i stand be corrected but i think 2014. >> 2014, sorry. >> so 2014 is when we're talking to a deep we will know more about what would maximize the benefits of the auction as comments coming. but we're certainly on a path to conduct the auction in 2014. >> thank you, mr. chairman. >> gentlelady yield back the gentlelady yield back about summertime. chair recognizes the gentleman from kentucky for five minutes. >> i really appreciate the commissioners for being here today. i appreciate you taking the time to be. three questions. one for the chairman first. in the statute the language, the line which is in their, to preserve the contour of a current television signal. could you tell me what that phrase means to you? will that phrase be interpreted to mean that no more than a
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Dec 12, 2012 12:00pm EST
their policies. this starts with a much wider embrace of agriculture technology, including genetically modified techniques. the risks of climate change intensify this imperative. even as we deal with potential resource constraints, our country remains vulnerability to -- remains vulnerable to terrorism and assymetric warfare. access to the internet and social media has deeply altered international politics. in most cases for the better, but it's also contributed to instability, to sudden upheavals, like the arab spring. it's allowed destructive terrorist movements like al qaeda to franchise themselves. it's intensified risks of cyber attacks, espionage and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. the potential catastrophe remains of a major terrorist attack on america and employing weapons of mass destruction. and if that happens, in addition to the lives lost, our expectations for economic growth and budget balancing could be set back by even a decade or more. having devoted considerable time to this problem, my experience is that there are no silver bullets. protecting the u
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Dec 10, 2012 12:00am EST
byproduct of phenomenal advances in technology and the art of medicine as compassion. but when we have thin constitute of medicine saying 30% of the time we miss the mark, we have to study this. we have to make it a discipline of science and say, how can we look at this like we would look at cancer? where are the cracks? where are the mistakes and how can be streamline care, and that's why i decided to write "uncombattable." >> host: that statistic of 30%, problems of quality, waste, variability, is a stunning statistic. why do you think that -- you mentioned culture a little while ago. what is it about the culture of health care where those types of activities have been allowed to go on for such a length of time ? if you look at any other industry, 30% waste or 30% error rate, really would be unacceptable. how does that occur within health care and medicine? >> guest: it's a great wonder why people tolerate 30% waste in health care but they wouldn't tolerate it in any other industry. i talked -- the average income of an american in the united states has gone up 30% over the last decad
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Dec 11, 2012 6:00am EST
will visit our high-spieled rail to marvel at our engineering and technological prowess. this is not just about transportation, but about changing the revitalization along the cities and routes. in conclusion, it's clear that i support the high-speed rail in california. the federal program will help make it possible. what we need now is vision, what we need now is leadership, what we need now is a belief that the people of california and this country want us to invest in this type of transportation option. thank you, mr. chairman. i yield back my time. >> thank you. i thank you both the members for joining us, and you're welcome now to join us be you'd like and stay for questions. we'll excuse you at this time as we bring secretary lahood up who's our next witness. our second panel, because this is the secretary of transportation, former member of this panel, distinguished secretary of transportation who we've had a chance to work with, appreciate his cooperation and efforts and also delighted to have him here on the anniversary of his birth. welcome, secretary lahood, and you're rec
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Dec 10, 2012 12:00pm EST
, technology, and space exploration. when the nasa rover curiosity thrilled all of us with its perfect landing on mars this past august, the hands of kay's legislative leadership were on the controls. working with kay as a member of the appropriations committee, i know just how dedicated she is to ensuring that taxpayers' dollars are spent wisely and efficiently. she is a champion for our small business owners and for policies that promote free enterprise and job creation. her complete commitment to the men and women of our armed forces is reflected in her years of service on the armed services committee as well as the military construction subcommittee on appropriations and her unanimous election this year to serve as chairman of the board of visitors at west point. mr. president, in the afterward to her book, kay wrote that as a young girl growing up in texas, she was so inspired by the lives of great americans that by the sixth grade she had exhausted all of the biographies on the school library shelf and had to turn elsewhere for book report material. i'm sure that the story of her
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Dec 12, 2012 8:00pm EST
1985 of a safe and reliability sort of hgh, a synthetic protein produced by dna technology, that has identical to that as the primary derived hgh. hgh can stimulate tissue growth, linear growth, and metabolism. it promotes fat loss and increases lean body mass. the fda approved hgh for a number of clinical indications associated with growth hormone deficiency in both adults and children. in in patients with growth hormone efficiency the hgh administration improveds a penalties of exercise capacity, and some studies have suggested that it improves mood. given the well documented ability of hgh for tissue buildup and burn fat, some athletes began abusing it in an attempt to enhance the performance. further increase creasing the appeal for competitive athletes is the fact that it stimulates the production of another hormone that inhibits break down of proteins. there are claims that inhibiting protein break down can help prevent some of the mug l and ten come damages that results from the use of steroids. the effect is unproven but it may be explain why it's often used in combination wi
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Dec 11, 2012 12:00pm EST
involved. we also know that technology is developing, social media and all the rest, which makes it easier for someone on route 128 in boston or savannah, georgia, to have a bigger impact. we are seeing the issues are increasingly coming down to a tough choices, tough choices of business leaders. host: how would they characterize regulations? guest: generally, regulations rank high. you have large financial services companies concerned with dodd-frank. you also have smaller businesses that are concerned the big banks are not lending. so they both have different views on financial services. host: a republican from missouri says -- guest: if you think about that, how difficult it is for small business leader affected by a particular regulation to come to washington and talk to the finals or talk to congress about the best way to fix it. what we are trying to do is bring business leaders together at scale, so their input can go directly to those who are producing the regulations. on the regulatory front, a person who recently was running the office of regulatory affairs, his team was v
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Dec 13, 2012 6:00am EST
public safety network. furthermore we should keep in mind that technology advances constantly and what may seem impossible to achieve today may be routine tomorrow. let's not underestimate market innovation or worse, let's not inadvertently preempt it. beyond the spectrum auction american policymakers should continue their vigilance against encroachment on internet freedom especially internationally, chairman genachowski and i worked in dubai last week and members of your committee staff to prevent the international telecommunication union from expanding its reach into the internet complex ecosystem and as the chairman mentioned, it is a crucial time, as we sit here it is night time in dubai, a crucial interception and the next 12 to 24 hours will determine the fate of things, but if we are lucky enough to have internet freedom to escape this year, we have to remember there's a more fundamental negotiation in 2016 and there's a big meeting in may that lays the foundation for that. we shall keep that in mind. i would like to thank this committee for its unanimous and bipartisan res
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Dec 8, 2012 9:00pm EST
society had generated technology and political networks that seemed to have conquered the globe. at this point, it was not only possible to go around the world. it had become a poplar past time. representation of doing a circumnavigation became playful, entizing -- enticing even joy us. there were costs. not all of them hidden. there seemed to be hidden glories making an swing around the planet. over the 20th century and now to the 21st century. the confidence has given way to doubt. technology logically now reforms of travel especially airplane and rocket propelled safe travel -- safe 19th century. equally, it's now clear that imperialism ha smoothed way for early under political and social conditions that would be unwise and unjust. above all, there's a growing sense of the planet as again beginning to bite back or slug us off. now that the environmental cost have begun to hunt us. we live with all three legacies of around the world travel. a reemerging fear that the planet could slug us off. continuing confident we might be able to generate technologies and political alliances to domi
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Dec 7, 2012 11:00pm EST
missile? i have progressively gained better technology over time and progressively gained back during number of methods over a number of years and decades. .. the announcement of radar for the ally. do you have an update on that program and other efforts underway or envisioned to increase broadly missile defense, our pasture there, and that of our allies and partners. >> well, yes, i have nothing further to add they are can wanted to discuss that with our allies to determine the times and location so i have nothing more than that. when it comes to missile ballistic defense, there's a problem that affects our partners, allies in the region, as well as the homeland in that we'll continue to wait for opportunity to be able to strengthen our partnerships and our capabilities with our allies to be able to deal with the threats as they e emerge. we're going that today. >> intercepters, anything else? >> at this point in time, i'm not prepared to talk about any of the details of that. i would just say that we continue to look for opportunities to improve our capabilities as the threat set ch
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Dec 10, 2012 8:00pm EST
history of technological inventions and communication, because it allows group-to-group communication in a really efficient way that other communication tools couldn't. now i don't have to wait to call my sister. i see her do it all the time. oops, post from lynn day. can believe they did that. right? and that launches a conversation. i think what most tv executives would say, the social phenomenon is fueling the golden age of television, playing a very important and complimentary role some providing new opportunities to make it better. >> host: do you think we'll be designing our own television experience through social media? might have your friends on the facebook page, whatever the new facebook is in 20 years -- they're saying you should be watching honey boo-boo and this championship show, and this food show, and i have managed to link them all up and just click on my page and whether they're doing it through piracy or doing it through purchasing or this is the way programmers are suddenly connecting to more viewers and get their licensing through that. >> guest: yes, but some of it i
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Dec 9, 2012 9:00am EST
could help us from the technology world. we got the database together back in the early '80s and were one of the first to go on to a computer system. so once you got -- that was, we wrapped our mind around that project, then we were able to make the store more profitable. but over the years, um, most recently is that in order to diversify we started our own digital book-on-demand business called the troy bookmakers where we make books. we literally physically make books. we, um, we take the manuscript, we format it into a book, we print the pages, we dip it in glue, we trim it up, slap a cover on it, and we make beautiful books. for our local authors that want to self-publish and also for some of the, you know, for some of the professors that want to do textbooks, for people that want to do family cookbook, you name it. but we've stayed right at the cutting edge of digital printing technology. and the other avenue that we've gone down to to stay on top of things is we started our own publishing company called staff picks press. and the inspiration for it was, of course, staff pic
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Dec 10, 2012 8:00am EST
answering that question, i would say follow the technological trends that are transforming all digital businesses. the first that i would probably observe is the dramatic shift from hardware to software-centric systems. the minute you are able to do more in software rather than proprietary hardware, i think the full creativity of software engineering comes into play. i think that's coming to television. right now if you ask the consumer what's the tv experience in my home, they'll talk about a box that sits on their credenza above their tv, they'll talk about a remote control, they'll talk about the things they don't like about that, to be perfectly candid. but increasingly, the functionings that those devices serve -- functions that those devices serve are going to be able to be migrated into software rather than proprietary hardware equipment, and i think you'll get faster innovation cycles. so a company can innovate the guide overnight. not over the course of a hardware replacement. and i think that when you do that, you start thinking about the other great trend that we've seen ush
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Dec 10, 2012 1:00am EST
, the old cassette tape idea to using the latest in digital technology, and we're very excited about this transition because that makes it faster, cheaper, more efficient to get good quality reading materials to people when they need it. the service, obviously, is designed for the government to be sure that people have equal collections and access to the materials and in the spirit of all the public libraries in the country, and we have over 15,000 libraries. we have more public libraries than mcdonald's, we have a chance with the service like this to be sure that everyone has a chance to be well-informed citizens, which, obviously, is most critical, but, also to enjoy the rewards of being able to read great novels and great literature and be part of the world around them. we call ourselves the talking book and braille library. we could probably be the talking book library in part because braille ask not as popular as it used to be. braille is expensive to produce. uses a lot of paper. it is a paper-based technology. familiar quotation, new edition came out in the last couple weeks.
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Dec 5, 2012 12:00pm EST
science, technology, engineering, and math. the hard sciences that we have too few in terms of graduates from our colleges and universities. this bill passed in the house of representatives with 245 votes, and was originally sponsored by my friend and colleague, lamar smith of texas, and is very similar to a piece of legislation i myself have introduced earlier this year. the goal of this legislation is one that i think is -- enjoys broad bipartisan support, and that is to help the united states retain more of the highly skilled immigrants who come to study at our colleges and universities. in particular, this bill would make eligible for a green card those who graduate in the stem fields who get a master's degree or a ph.d. and so we would not add to the net number of green cards that would be eligible, there is 55,000 diversity lottery visa green cards that would be substituted for by these stem green cards. now, we all know that america's immigration system is broken, and, unfortunately, it's a self-inflicted wound in many respects, but in particular by diving away highly sk
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Dec 10, 2012 11:00pm EST
registration date deadline. do we think technology is changed enough and practices have changed enough that we can get rid of that 29 day deadline because the bus stop a lot of people from the belt. [laughter] >> you are doing as good a job as i was. [laughter] >> i agree. i want to talk to the election administrators and how they are doing this because we still have to deal with paper. but i thought that as some point the registration requirement would be declared unconstitutional. it's not going to happen tomorrow but may be ten or 15 years from now it may be because we will be able to do the same day registration for everybody everywhere. >> look, we have the same day registration and ohio for five days of our early voting period. and there are examples of people who are registering. it's currently being investigated and addresses that are in the vacant homes and they are registering their and their voting and having their ballots counted. i think that when you get into the same day registration in the voting i can tell you in a swing state that it is highly competitive that that is a pl
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Dec 4, 2012 11:00pm EST
set the standard for improving buildings, technology and other areas for the disabled. without the u.s. except in its leadership role, it is possible that different standards could be adopted internationally. this would for one example please disabled travelers at a disadvantage. they would be forced to do with different standards while traveling overseas and many countries there has been a significant investment in infrastructure to improve access for the disabled and in many cases a misunderstanding about what rights disabled person should be afforded. ratifying this treaty will help the u.s. clarify to the world that people with disabilities have dignity. but they are capable of living full and meaningful lives. for instance, article vi of the convention on the rights of persons with disability addresses the issue of women with disabilities. the article provides the parties shall take all appropriate measures to ensure the full development, advancement and empowerment of women for guaranteeing them the exercise and enjoyment of the human rights and fundamental freedoms set out i
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Dec 12, 2012 9:00am EST
and being willing to marshal the various forces from technology to different incentive designed to make sure you have a better outcome. and again i think this is another place where progressives should be, not be fearful. that view of the evaluation evidence-based change is behind the presidency race to the top, innovation funds, proposals would have liked career academies, home visits by nurses or at risk children, our pity, all of these are based on -- are that a, what's working and a commitment to put more resources kind innovation and then continually test that innovation for results. now that said, i do think that when we call for more accountability, more evidence-based evaluation, it is important that we leave but it is also important that we do not allow programs that are for, let's say for children to somehow become the victims of a double higher standard. i've seen this too many times. winner research strategy for cancer -- win a research strategy for cancer goes awry, they say let's evaluate, let's figure out what we did it wrong and let's do better in future. they don't
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Dec 12, 2012 11:00pm EST
commitment that technology in space could help america remain exceptional. a belief in supporting the research in science leading to new ideas that would be not only new areas that we would explore but new technologies for new products and new jobs. yes, i visited her dad at mission control and i've been there during the great research that we were able to see being done in that area. she, too, remember, the home of the komen foundation is in texas. but it is not -- senator hutchison was very clear that she wanted to be sure that she, too, was an advocate for women's health. we worked together on mammogram quality standards. madam president, were you aware that in the early days -- and i know sometimes we sound like we built the pyramids together when i tell these stories -- it is both ancient history and a recent reality. if you went into a doctor's office 10, 12 years ago for a mammogram, you might have gotten a chest x-ray and they would have called it a mammogram. it was often given by untrained technicians, no standards for the equipment, that it would really work the way it's su
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Dec 10, 2012 5:00pm EST
building a nuclear weapon putting it on a missile firing into europe or israel getting the technology being able to reach the united states, this is the sort of classic paradigm. the stock of the sum of all fears which is nuclear terrorism. i don't know if you want to comment on what are the risks, what are the real risks of wmd terrorism? >> there are significant risks to the terrorism. we all know the risks in the nuclear bomb and the part of los angeles etc am i etc, but when you look at the chemical and biological, they're also very significant threats there. for instance, you can look at what happened in the world war ii. the japanese army dropped infected fleas and china with 50,000 people, kind of a biotech they killed 50,000 people. chemical weapons, world war i chemical weapons killed at least 90,000 people. and you have these terrorist groups in the middle east. al qaeda has tried very hard for years to develop wmd. probably the closest they came was a group of retired pakistani leaders, really the nuclear program who teamed up with al qaeda to try to help al qaeda to develop the
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Dec 6, 2012 5:00pm EST
area jobs and deciding they want to empower themselves to that greatness is that technological advance our not only going to lower the time and costs of getting that kind of skill acquisition but are going to make it much more accessible. we have to make sure it is her student aid programs don't stand in whether. let me give you an example. right now what we have is student aid like pell aid like pell grants or the loan programs, they have credit institutions. they don't have credit courses. so that is a way towards conditional for your land grant university, nothing wrong with it. i went to a school that is about -- to be crushed by the sugar bowl. anyway, a few points of mitch mcconnell. but what about the folks that don't want to do that and can't do that? they want to take a course, online course fiscal year an online credit the school over you. we should credit courses so we're not discriminating against allowing people to us acquire skills in that setting. i think we have to reform our loan programs to reflect the 21st century students. the second thing i would do is make sure we
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Dec 9, 2012 10:30am EST
us in the technology world. we got the database together back in the early 80s and were one of the first to go onto a computer system. so we wrapped her mind around that project, they were able to make the story more profitable. but over the years, most recently is in order to diversify we started our own digital book on demand called the trade bookmakers, where we make books. we've literally, physically make books. we take the manuscript, format it into a book, print the pages commented domingo, minette, sloppy cover on it and we made beautiful books for our local authors that want to self publish and also for some of the professors that want textbooks, for people that want to do a family coat look, you name it. we stay right cutting edge of digital printing technology. and the other avenue we've gone down to the stay on top of things is arab publishing company called staff picks prius and the inspiration for it was of course fast fix. we knew if we found a manuscript that we loved, we knew we could sell it. so we just had to find the right author, the rate a new script. so we are
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Dec 9, 2012 2:00pm EST
recorded pretty much on tape. the whole cassette tape idea to using the in digital technology and were very excited about the transition because it makes it faster, cheaper, more efficient to get it good reading material when they need it. the service is designed for the government to be sure that people have equitable access to these material in the spirit of public libraries in this country. we have over 15,000 libraries. with more public libraries than donald. we had a chance of a service like this to be sure everyone has a chance to be well-informed citizen come which obviously is most critical, but also to enjoy the rewards of being able to read great novels and great literature and be part of the world around us. we call ourselves the talking book and braille library. we could probably call ourselves a talking book library in part because braille is not as popular as it used to be. braille is expensive to produce, it uses a lot of paper. it is a paper-based technology. new addition just came out in the past couple weeks. pretty amazing and pretty important reference tool. in brai
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Dec 11, 2012 5:00pm EST
gather we are having a little problem with the technology here. so, let's get on to our panel discussion moderated by nancy cook of national journal uncovers the budget and taxes. quite a superstar in our company . she is going to introduce the panelist. let me say, one change. hi cain will be speaking instead of michael devonshire. american progress. so it's all yours. >> waiting for one more person. yes. the grand entrance. thank you so much for joining us. we have a great panel with a lot of different expertise. we have anthony right here, the director of the georgetown university center on education and the work force. we have the vice-president and co-director of the economic studies program at the brookings institution. we have the center for american progress of vice-president there. and then we have the president and ceo of the national small business association. so i thought we would just dive right in. you know, we talked a lot about the polling. and curious to know what aspect of the polling surprised all of you the most about what people are concerned about. you w
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Dec 9, 2012 4:00pm EST
start a company called cultivated with. we do projects that combine humor and technology to tell better stories to make the world less horrible. so day job night job command between sleep job. it's all i think about right now. i want to be one of those makers, not one of the stickers. >> how has having a black president affected your work? >> well, it gives me one other job that is excessive amount, which is great. you can add that to a list of the ag and athletes and sassy black woman, also president. that's pretty cool. expanded the range for one particular job. .. this is booktv on c-span 2. >> pulitzer prize-winning, william kennedy describes albany and "o albany!: improbable city of political wizards, fearless ethnics, spectacular aristrocrats, splendid nobodies, and underrated scoundrels." book tv spoke with mr. kennedy during a recent visit to albany with the help of our partner, time warner cable. >> albany honey bad rap for a very long time because of the politics are one thing, but even way back, way back in the building of the capital in 1870. stanford right, the great
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Dec 9, 2012 9:00pm EST
advances in technology into the heart of compassion and there was a great profession but when you have the institute of medicine say and 40% of the time we miss the mark we've got to study this, we have to make it a discipline of science and say how can we look at this likely will get cancer where are the cracks and the mistakes and how can be streamlined care and that is the main reason i decided to write on accountable. >> host: it is a statistic of 30% it's a stunning statistic why do you think that -- and you mentioned culture a little while ago what is it about the culture of health care where those types of activities have been allowed to go on for such a lifetime for 30% waste or aero rate it would be unacceptable how does that occur within health care? >> guest: it is a wonder how they have 30% leased and health care but in the industry the average income of an american in the united states has gone up about 30% over the last decade they have gone up about 68% of the same time period for health care costs so you wonder why is it that we tolerate this we talk to business leaders tha
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Dec 8, 2012 10:00pm EST
everyday you see folks have tremendous results, the byproduct of phenomenal advances in technology and the art of medicine with compassion. it is a great profession that when we have got the institute of medicine saying 30% of the time we miss the mark, we have got to study this. we have got to make it a discipline of science and say how can we look at this like we look at cancer? where are the cracks? where the mistakes? that was the main reason i decided to go down this path. >> host: that statistic of 30% in quality, waste and variability is a stunning statistic. why do you think that, and you mentioned culture a little while ago. what is it about the culture of health care, where those types of activities have been allowed to go on for such a length of time. if you look at any other industry, 30% waste or 30% error rate really would be unacceptable. how does that occur within health care? >> you know it's a great wondered why people tolerate 30% waste and health care but they wouldn't tolerated in any other industry. i saw a statistic recently in a report, the average income of an
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Dec 13, 2012 12:00pm EST
has ranked as four in a list of innovations and initiatives that helped shape education technology over the past generation. my good friend and colleague, senator rockefeller, who i've been privileged to work with on so many issues, was doggedly determined to enact this benchmark initiative. in typical fashion, jay wasn't going to take no for an answer which made us perfect partners and coauthors, as i was equally determined. and by working with members of both parties who were willing to hear the facts and judge on the merits, we overcame the hurdles and the e-rate program was born. during the 2001 tax debates, senator blanche lincoln and i as members of the finance committee joined together to increase the amount of the child tax credit and make it refundable so that low-income families who didn't earn enough to pay federal taxes could still benefit from the credit. ultimately our measure was enacted, becoming only the second refundable tax credit ever in ensuring the child tax credit would assist an additional 13 million more children and lift 500,000 of those children out of po
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Dec 11, 2012 9:00am EST
to adapt existing high speed rail technology to the project in california. the cost estimates are accurate, and they are based on the most and projects go, including inflation adjustment and it contained few mathematical errors. and regards to documentation, while most assumptions and methodology are well documented, in some cases we're not able to trace the final cost estimate back to the source documentation. we also could not verify how certain cost components such as change and stations were counted. having complete documentation is important. so the changes to the estimates can be tracked and updated, and key decisions documented and defensible. finally, with regard to the cost estimate credibility, the rail authority did conduct a sensitivity analysis and an independent cost estimate, but these were limited to the initial construction segments. in addition, it did not conduct risk and uncertainty analysis to determine the likelihood that the estimates would be met. without these steps, decision-makers cannot identify the risks that may affect the projects cost. moving onto m
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Dec 6, 2012 12:00pm EST
technology, a for-profit college in chicago owned by the career education corporation, one of the major league for-profit colleges. his parents didn't have the means to pay for his education but helped him out by cosigning the loans. now the student and the parents have $103,000 in student loan debt. one of the loans has a 13% interest rate, and the balance continues to rise. this young man, young man would like to finish his degree but he can't afford to. he can't borrow any more money. he is too deeply in debt. how about that for a dilemma? $103,000 in debt, no degree. he can't borrow the money to get a degree. many of these students find out these for-profit courses they took are worthless. they don't transfer anywhere. the diplomacy themselves turn out to be worthless and many employers just laugh at them. you would never know that from the advertising these for-profit schools engage in. i had a group of students in my office this morning. they were from archbishop carroll high school, not too far from the capitol here. they are students who know a little bit about being wooed and e
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Dec 7, 2012 9:00am EST
. you see sort of quite a bit of technology, you know, to do manufacturing right now is not what it used to be. you need to have computer skills. you need to have certainly very good work skills. a lot of people need more post secondary education. i have a proposal that would give some tax credits for advanced manufacturing they're making products. other nations are doing this to the e.u. is doing it. you think it's all about competing with china but, in fact, were competing with other advanced economies, and we need to make sure that we're functioning in a global marketplace, both manufacturing and marketing. so we need some work to be done in making sure our tax policy really does look to the future and how we grow entrepreneur but the last thing i was is that basic investment in research, also not to be taken lightly. medical research, research on new energy resources. entrepreneur come out often of these kind of events is where we see basic research funded by the government that we take for granted. if we keep cutting that, if we're not sure about, even r&d tax credits is very i
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Dec 10, 2012 8:30am EST
you've heard about the obama campaign communicating with folks, with new technologies. you also had a lot of segmentation. one of the reasons that i was able to do, um, interviews in all the places that i talked about, i happen to speak a very neutral spanish. you can't really place my spanish geographically. kind of quirky set of reasons. and that allowed osa to use me in multiple places. i did one interview all fall, which was orlando, which has a large spanish-language media, but it's a puerto rican electorate. and you don't need somebody with my skill set or even my neutral spanish speaking to puerto ricans. you need fellow puerto ricans speaking to puerto ricans. and that's also true in other parts of the country. there was a much more deliberate effort this time to insure in ads and in media outreach and just people-to-people outreach that you were speaking to and through folks from the same subgroup. >> and different issues as well? i mean, does immigration come into -- >> interesting, the issues this time at least in my experience, and you saw this borne out a little bit in
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Dec 8, 2012 9:00am EST
, science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs, there are 209 of those. service transportation, 100 plus. teacher quality, 82 programs. economic development, 88. transportation assistance, 80. financial literacy, 56 different programs. job training, 47 different job--training programs. homelessness prevention and assistance, 20 programs. food for the hungry, 18, and disaster response preparedness/fema, 7 different programs. >> guest: well, it's not, it's not just outlandish that we have that many programs, what is also outlandish is we don't know if they're working. because when they're passed, there's nothing that says you have to have a metric to see if it's accomplishing the goal, and the biggest defect of the congress since i've been here has been the total lack of oversight of most of the programs. >> host: you recount in "the debt bomb" a story about taking an amendment to the senate floor to get rid of some of these duplication, duplicative programs. what happened? >> guest: uh -- >> host: did it pass? >> guest: well, we have had one more $2 million pass,
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Dec 5, 2012 7:30am EST
technologies where britain has a clear advantage with my right honorable friend the business secretary's support, we will extend our global lead in aerospace and support the supply chains of advanced manufacturing. we're also taking big steps to support british companies to export to asia, africa and the americas. i am increasing the funding for ukti by over 25% a year so it can help more firms build the capacity of overseas british chambers and maintain our country's position as the number one destination in europe for foreign investment. and we are launching a new one and a half billion pound export finance facility to support the purchase of british exports. third, we are addressing the credit problems for companies, we're creating a new business bank, and today we confirm we're providing it with one billion pounds of extra capital which will lever private lending to help small and medium-sized firms and bring together existing schemes. and, fourth, we are going to cut business taxes still further. let me tell you how. the temporary doubling of the small business rate reli
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Dec 10, 2012 8:30pm EST
heard about the obama campaign communicating with folks with new technologies. there's a lot of segmentation. one of the reasons i did interviews in all the places i talk about is i speak a neutral spanish. you can't place my spanish geographically for a corky set of reasons allowing them to use me in a multitude of places. there's one place where i did one interview all fall, which was orlando. that has a large spanish language media. it's a puerto rican area, and you don't need someone with my skill set speaking to puerto ricans, but fellow port puerto ricans. that's true in other parts of the country. there's a much more deliberate effort this time to ensure in ads and media outreach, and just people to people outreach that you speak to and through folks through the same subgroup. >> and different issues as well? >> yeah. >> i mean, is information coming in a different way? >> issues, this time, at least in my experience, born out in the national exit polls, the issues latinos cared about this time were the issues, the mainstream, if you will, the national issues, the economy
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